$399 Bulletproof Whiteboards? Utterly Unneeded in 2014 and 2015.
When the privatized military contractor corporation Hardwire Armor Systems started selling $399 bulletproof whiteboards to freaked-out school administrators in 2014, I bet $1,000 that despite the deployment of thousands of these whiteboards (at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars) there wouldn’t be a single incident in 2014 in which a schoolteacher used a bulletproof whiteboard to stave off an attacker.
There wasn’t. Not a single incident in 2014.
There hasn’t been in 2015.
There won’t be in 2016.
You may think this is old news. But Hardwire Armor Systems is expanding its production capacity and hitting the road for bus tours to win over more gullible school superintendents. As long as fear sells, we need to speak up and declare that we’re not buying it.